Y Riders Cycling Camps have taught kids and teens to ride successfully and safely for more than 25 years. The unique progression of Y Riders camps allows riders to come back year after year and gain new skills and experiences. Starting in first grade, children can learn how to ride a two-wheeler in Learn to Bike Camp and develop their skills in Y Riders Basic Skills. Junior Y Riders Camp teaches skills in path riding. Small groups with low ratios provide the perfect environment for campers to learn safe biking and build their skills. Our staff has extensive experience in biking and working with groups of campers. Register early! Classes and camps are very small due to individual attention given to cyclists. Held in Boulder.

Held at Platt Middle School (sessions 1-10) and the Mapleton Y (sessions 11-12).

Entering 1st-5th Grade

Weekly Camps, May 26-Aug 14

  • Pre-Camp Care: 8:00am-9:00am
  • Y Riders Cycling Camp: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Post-Camp Care: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Camp is officially 9:00am-4:00pm. However, we offer pre- and post-camp options for families that need additional child care before and/or after camp. Pre- and post-camp is optional, and there is no additional cost.

Held at Platt Middle School

Sessions 1-10

  • Member: $310
  • Non-member: $365

(Sessions 1 & 6: *$248/$292)

Held at the Mapleton Y

Sessions 11-12

  • Member: $310
  • Non-member: $365
learn to ride camp

Learn to Bike Camp (Entering 1st-3rd Grade)

This camp is designed for campers still on training wheels or struggling to ride independently on a two-wheeler. This Y program has a 100 percent success rate in teaching campers to ride without training wheels. Campers get support with a low child-to-staff ratio in a small camp environment. A bike inspection form is required.

Equipment Required: A helmet and bike small enough that your child can firmly touch the ground while seated, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

  • Session 2: June 1-5
  • Session 4: June 15-19
  • Session 5: June 22-26
  • Session 10: July 27-31


Y Riders Basic Skills Camp (Entering 1st-3rd Grade)

This camp progresses into teaching basic bike handling and safety skills. Riders will progress to beginning mountain bike skills, becoming confident riders who are capable of both on-road and light off-road riding. This is a great camp for those who have just graduated from our learn to bike program. A bike inspection form is required.

Equipment Required: Properly sized bike and a helmet, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

  • Session 3: June 8-12
  • Session 6: June 29-July 2 (no camp July 3)
  • Session 8: July 13-17
  • Session 12: Aug 10-14



Junior Y Riders Camp (Entering 3rd-5th Grade)

Our one-week cycling camp is designed to build camper confidence in path/street riding and mountain biking. Kids will be introduced to standard mountain biking skills and learn how to properly and safely navigate the Boulder Creek Path. Campers need to have the skill to ride in a straight line and navigate twists and turns of bike paths to enroll. A bike inspection form is required.

Equipment Required: Properly sized bike (gears highly suggested) and helmet, water bottle, 30 SPF sunscreen and lunch.

  • Session 1: May 26-29 (no camp May 25)
  • Session 7: July 6-10
  • Session 9: July 20-24
  • Session 11: Aug 3-7


Registration System

Register for summer camps online. If you create a new account in our online registration system using a different email address than what is on file with the Y, you will create a duplicate account and if you’re a member, you will not receive member rates.

Financial Assistance

Y financial assistance participants may register online after their financial assistance has been approved. CCAP participants may not register online but must use the online ePACT system for required medical and emergency contact information and policy agreements. CCAP participants must attend all days they are registered for. CCAP participants will be billed for unexcused absences.

Paper registration forms will be available for CCAP participants and upon request. Coming soon.

Financial Assistance


The YMCA of Northern Colorado uses ePACT, a secure emergency network that we use to collect medical and emergency contact information for camps, preschool and before and after school care. Once you’re set up in ePACT, you will only need to verify your child’s information once a year. 

Learn more about ePACT

Changes & Cancelations

All changes and cancels require two weeks advance notice. There are no refunds for missed days.

Change/cancel form coming soon.


Read the parent handbook prior to attending camp to familiarize yourself with our policies.

2020 parent handbook coming soon.

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Platt Middle

6096 Baseline Rd, Boulder

Mapleton YMCA

2850 Mapleton Ave, Boulder

Questions about this camp? Contact our camp staff.

303-443-4474 ext. 4295
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Questions about registration? Contact the Business Office.

303-664-5455 ext. 1295
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